For the Record: Upon Further Inspection

Chart auditing is something all physician practices need to be aware of as it shows the practice areas of overdocumenting or falling short. Peggy Stilley, CPC, CPMA, is the director of audit services for AAPC Physician Services ( and was featured in the most recent For the Record magazine talking about these audits and the importance of them. “Detail …is invaluable to the records, including giving a description of a patient’s presenting problems and then examining the patient and describing your findings and your plan of care, ” Stilley says.
Please read the article in the latest edition in hardcopy p. 15-17 or online.

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